Research Study Genetic Counselor

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
01 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2020
Ref
JR00017595
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Profile Title

Genetics Counselor B

Job Description Summary

This position will support research and administrative activities within the Department of Medicine, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics. The position will be part time (24 hrs./week) and is grant-funded. The position is contingent upon funding.

Duties: The Study Genetic Counselor (SGC) will be the primary Genetic Counselor participating in a NCI-funded grant focused on identifying and testing young adult cancer patients. The GC will participate in all aspects of study design, such as designing patient education, working with the cancer genetics counselors across Penn Medicine to assess and implement flow for the patients, designing clinical and research database modules associated with return of results. The GC will be responsible for providing genetic counseling to study participants for whom genetic counseling is recommended and have not previously worked with a GC. Working with a research coordinator, the GC will also assist in coordinating genetic counseling and testing result visits, prepare and maintain clinical documentation records securely, assist patients with insurance reimbursement and pre-authorization for genetic test ordered, including appropriate proof of medical necessity. The GC will also update the study database and patient electronic medical record with genetic counseling and testing updates as needed. Additionally, the GC will attend weekly staff meetings. The GC will have the opportunity to author and co-author publications and abstracts for national meetings, and lead targeted research projects as part of the overall study.

Minimum qualifications for this role:

  • Master's Degree in Genetic Counseling from an ABGC accredited program and 2 years of experience required.
  • Must possess ABGC certification or be board-eligible and pass the certification exam within the first year of employment. Must be eligible to apply for genetic counseling state licensure.

Job Description

This position will support research and administrative activities within the Department of Medicine, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics. The position will be part time (24 hrs./week) and is grant-funded. The position is contingent upon funding.

Duties: The Study Genetic Counselor (SGC) will be the primary Genetic Counselor participating in a NCI-funded grant focused on identifying and testing young adult cancer patients. The GC will participate in all aspects of study design, such as designing patient education, working with the cancer genetics counselors across Penn Medicine to assess and implement flow for the patients, designing clinical and research database modules associated with return of results.

The GC will be responsible for providing genetic counseling to study participants for whom genetic counseling is recommended and have not previously worked with a GC. Working with a research coordinator, the GC will also assist in coordinating genetic counseling and testing result visits, prepare and maintain clinical documentation records securely, assist patients with insurance reimbursement and pre-authorization for genetic test ordered, including appropriate proof of medical necessity. The GC will also update the study database and patient electronic medical record with genetic counseling and testing updates as needed. Additionally, the GC will attend weekly staff meetings. The GC will have the opportunity to author and co-author publications and abstracts for national meetings, and lead targeted research projects as part of the overall study.

Minimum qualifications for this role:

Master's  Degree in Genetic Counseling from an ABGC accredited program and 2 years of experience required.

Must possess ABGC certification or be board-eligible and pass the certification exam within the first year of employment.  Must be eligible to apply for genetic counseling state licensure.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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